On May 1st, Tiana DeCosta, a St. Anthony School Pre-Kindergarten teacher married Mr. Erik Estabilio, who happens to also be a teacher. As their wedding took place during the school day, Ms. Tiana invited her students. She was very happily surprised to discover that all the students from the Early Learning Center, as well as many classes from the main school, had come to witness her Sacrament of Matrimony. Father Marlon Belmonte was the officiant and Mr. Stern, the school music teacher, provided the music!
Ms. Tiana is a graduate of St. Anthony School which she attended since she was a student in the Early Learning Center. In fact, her entire family; her three siblings and her parents are also St. Anthony School graduates, so being part of the school activities has been a family affair.
Following the ceremony, the Early Learning Center students hurried outside to prepare a special surprise for their teacher and her new husband. The 73 students formed a path for the newlyweds to walk through, while they waved and blew bubble wands to shower them with bubbles! It was a lot of fun and the newlywed school teachers were all smiles. Congratulations!
Congratulations to the entire student body for a beautiful May Day Program. Led by the May Day Royal Court, composed of Eighth Graders, the day was beautiful. We even had a small blessing with the skies sprinkling a few raindrops at the beginning of the program. The students honored the Blessed Mother with a May Crowning presentation of flowers, plants, and lei. Then, each class performed a Hawaiian song and dance. The students were well prepared and looked beautiful! Thank you to the teacher planning committee and to the parents that helped to organize this event, make costumes, donate plants and flowers, and loaned and set up tents for shade! Everyone enjoyed the May Day is Lei Day Program!
The teachers and staff arrived at school on Monday, May 6th and were delighted to find that their classroom or office doors had been decorated by parents and children to honor them for Teacher Appreciation Week! The door designs were fun and very clever and focused on the good qualities of their teacher and the subject they taught. Organized by the PTSG; parents and students had met the day and night before to decorate the doors to the wee hours of the night! All the teachers loved the doors but most especially they were thankful for the effort, creativity and time of those who volunteered to create them. Thank you for making every member of our school community feel so special!
On Friday, May 10th, the teachers were treated to a special luncheon featuring delicious Portuguese Cuisine including classic dishes such as Portuguese Bean Soup and Bread, Vinha Dalhos, Malasadas, Bacalao and much more! The homemade dishes were prepared by Mrs. Millie Gilmore, Mrs. Eva Aquino, and Mr. Guy Mello! Everything was so authentic that it felt that the teachers had traveled to Portugal with the meal and beautiful Portuguese decorations. Thank you also to the PTSG Board and parents, Mrs. Julie Benedetto, Mrs. Cindy Kaul, Mrs. Nikki DeWitt, Mrs. Stephanie Guy, and Mrs. Eva Aquino who helped set up the room, serve and clean up.
The teachers also got to shop at the first ever, SAS Market Place! They were provided with a Mahalo shopping bag and were able to browse through the colorful market that the PTSG had set up in the hall. The teachers got to select from the assortment of gifts that had been donated. The teachers loved the experience and filled their bags with gifts supplied by the generosity of our school parents. The goodies included gift cards, candies/baked goods, flowers, water bottles or mugs, soaps, coffee, and much more! It was so much fun and everyone felt so appreciated and very special. Thank you to all the parents, PTSG Board Members, and students for making this a very special week for us. We are so proud of our students and families and are grateful that you are a part of our SAS ‘ohana!
Malasadas will be on sale on Shrove Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in front of the parish hall from 6:00 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Come and buy some! Guaranteed to be delicious!
Congratulations to our 2019 Kamaaina Kids Spelling Bee contestants and finalists. After clinching the preliminary levels of the Spelling Bee, 5th Grader, Mele Moriwake (right) finished in First Place and 6th Grader, Zxyrhy Esperon (left) finished in Second Place! Both girls are moving up to compete at the District level on February l2, 2019 at Hongwanji Mission School against l2 other competitors from Windward O’ahu. Congratulations to all our grade level winners and good luck girls on your way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee!,
The seventh grade hosted a Saints Fair to teach first graders about saints and to prepare second graders for confirmation. Students chose a saint who was personally meaningful to them and conducted research on the lives of those saints. The students then used this research to create a presentation to share with younger students. The Fair provided a fun and educational opportunity for older and younger students to work together as they explored their faith.
The Preschool and Prekindergarten students visited the Pumpkin Patch in Waimanalo on Thursday, Oct. llth. They braved the mud and and had a great time, visiting the animals, enjoying a tractor ride, and each choosing the perfect pumpkin to bring home. What a wonderful kick-off to the Fall Season! They will be visiting the Kailua Fire Station on Friday, October 19.
Last year over 63 St. Anthony School students received the Sacrament of Confirmation! As Confirmed Catholics they are encouraged to join one of the Church ministries, including Lectors, Ushers and Greeters, Choir members, and Altar Servers. If your child would like to become an Altar Server, there will be a training on Friday, October l9 at 1:30PM to 2:45PM in the church. Once trained, the altar servers will be commissioned and can serve at school and/or church masses. If your child can not attend on Oct. l9th, there will be another training session on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9am in the church. If you need more information, please call the church office at 266-2222.
Congratulations to our Catholic School League Girls Volleyball team and their Coaches Ms. Stewart and Mr. Palacat, who finished the season with 10 wins and no losses; and are the Champions of the Pool A Tournament! The girls team finished First in the Catholic Schools League composed of l6 teams! The Boys Volleyball team is currently competing for the consolation championship. Way to go Warriors!